The Office 2010 Language Interface Pack for Icelandic is now available for free download!
A Language Interface Pack allows you to change the user interface in the following Office 2010 applications: Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word. The pack includes a spell checker.
FUN FACTS ABOUT ICELANDIC:
- Derived from Old Norse - the language spoke by the first settlers on the island in the 9th century - Icelandic has changed very little since the 13th century, probably due to its geographic isolation and a very strong literary tradition.
- “Geyser” is the most prominent loanword that English borrowed from Icelandic. Meaning ”hot spring”, it’s a fitting word for a language spoken on an island with major geothermic activity.
- The few English loanwords in Icelandic stem from the US and British occupation during World War II. For example, jeppi (jeep), kók (Coca-Cola) and partí (party) all became adopted in spoken Icelandic.
- Icelandic is written in a Latin script with 32 characters. The Roman alphabet was introduced to Iceland together with Christianity around the year 1000.
For info on other Icelandic products, visit the Microsoft Iceland website: